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Taco Talk with Jill Baird and Greta de León

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Join the Contemporary and the curators of  Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers | Soñadores y creadores del cambio, Jill Baird + Greta de León, for an exhibition walkthrough.

The artists in Xicanx, as the title suggests, are dreamers and changemakers. Of Mexican-American origin, they self-identify as Xicanx, a term that crosses national borders and gender lines to encompass the Chicano people’s multi-generational experiences of social difference. These artists are part of a rich tradition of combining visual art and activism. Xicanx was originally presented by the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) in Canada, and The Americas Research Network (ARENET).

Breakfast tacos and coffee will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.

Alejandro Diaz, "Make Tacos Not War," 2007. Neon on clear plexiglass | ​​Neón sobre plexiglás transparente. Photo courtesy of the artist | Imagen cortesía del artista.

Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers – Opening Night

Contemporary at Blue Star invites the public to the opening of Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers. Of Mexican-American origin, they self-identify as Xicanx, a term that crosses national borders and gender lines to encompass the Chicano people’s multi-generational experiences of social difference.

Xicanx: Dreamers + Changemakers was originally presented by MOA and ARENET and curated by Jill Baird, former Curator of Education, MOA; Greta de Léon, Executive Director, ARENET. The presentation at Contemporary at Blue Star has been organized in collaboration with Mary Heathcott, Executive Director Contemporary at Blue Star; Jacqueline Saragoza McGilvray, Curator and Exhibitions Director, Contemporary at Blue Star; and Jon Hinjosa, Xicanx Project Director, ARENET.

The exhibition will be accompanied by public programs and a Xicanx month symposium (August 2024).

Alfred J. Quiroz, "Muneefist Destiny," 1996. Mixed media on mahogany panel | Técnica mixta sobre panel de caoba. Collection of the artist | Colección del artista. Photo courtesy of the artist | Imagen cortesía del artista.